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housewife @ Sun May 29, 2022 12:17 pm ... -1.6470162

RIP Ronnie Hawkins


DrCaleb @ Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:34 am

Drove to Jasper yesterday to attend the wake of a long time friend. I forgot how beautiful Jasper really is. We knew each other for over 50 years. The closer I got to Jasper, the sadder I got, and the further away I got the less it hurt. Sat on a stump by the edge of a fast moving river near some rapids and smoked a fat one, recalling all the times we both sat there on stumps smoking a fat one.

He came to the attention of our group of friends when he attended school track meet races in rubber boots. His family was poor, and that was all he had. And he won! Because he refused to lose.

In recent years, he was a big part of the kayaking scene in Jasper, and worked as a life guard for Parks Canada for more than 25 years. The community staged a large kayak event from Moab lake to the area where the wake was held, over his favourite rapids in the park, in his honour. Many of the 'old crew' who grew up with him shared stories with the new group of friends who met him in the more recent years. It was a well attended event, with lots of libations and snacks.

Two weeks ago was his birthday. One week ago he got a gun, put it to his head and pulled the trigger. This was a surprise to many around him, and surprised no one who grew up with him. He had been telling us that he would do this one day, since he was in his teens. He has no children, as he had a vasectomy the day after he turned 18. He did not want his children to have the childhood he had, even by accident. He was a pretty extreme person, and hard not to like him because of his brutal honesty.

No one really understand the reasons he chose that day. I appreciate your condolences, but I don't really need them. I need you to hug your kids, your family, and the people who are close to you and let them know you are there for them if they need anything, without judgment.



housewife @ Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:46 pm

Doc you have my condolences anyway it’s hard losing a friend. They are after all the family you chose. I will hug the one kid at home and my grandson and remind them that I have their back no matter what. I will also remember to tell the other two kids the same.


DrCaleb @ Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:43 am

James Caan: 10 memorable roles


xerxes @ Thu Jul 07, 2022 1:29 pm

Damn. RIP Sonny.


raydan @ Fri Jul 08, 2022 8:00 pm

Larry Storch, Comic Actor Best Known for ‘F Troop,’ Dies at 99

(I'd completely forgotten about F Troop before seeing this) 8O



Strutz @ Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:51 pm

Actor Pat John, known for the classic Canadian comedy-drama series "The Beachcombers," has died, according to one of his co-stars.

John was a teenager when he was cast as Jesse Jim in the long-running CBC program, and went on to appear in hundreds of episodes, as well as the 2002 TV movie "The New Beachcombers."

He died Wednesday at the age of 69.
John was a member of the shíshálh First Nation, and became one of the first Indigenous actors to play a contemporary character on Canadian television. ... -1.5988471

RIP Pat. I watched The Beachcombers growing up and it was one of my grandmother's favourite shows. I remember how thrilling it was the first time I went to Gibsons (late 80's) and saw Molly's Reach and the area where the show was filmed.


DrCaleb @ Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:52 am


James Lovelock, environmental scientist who created Gaia ecology theory, dies at 103


xerxes @ Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:23 pm

Lt. Uhura has passed. RIP Nichelle Nichols.



DrCaleb @ Sun Jul 31, 2022 2:45 pm



Strutz @ Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:22 pm

RIP Nichelle. ... -1.6009460


housewife @ Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:52 pm

RIP Nickelle


DrCaleb @ Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:06 am


Celebrated Canadian civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby dead at 80


DrCaleb @ Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:57 am


DrCaleb @ Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:55 am


Roger E. Mosley: Magnum P.I. actor dies aged 83 after car crash



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